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21 March 2021

MG has released new images of its radical Cyberster concept, which is set to be unveiled in full on 31 March.

UPDATED: The MG Cyberster concept has been officially revealed - read the full story here

Posted by MG Motor UK's Chinese parent firm, SAIC, the images give more clues as to the two-door roadster's styling. Key features evident include a long bonnet, a sharply raked rear end and illuminated MG badges. The car bears no resemblance to the last roadster the brand produced, the MG TF.

Now visible in these new images is a speedster-style rear deck with futuristically styled twin buttresses and a prominent front splitter - both of which indicate a strong focus on aerodynamics and performance. It remains unclear whether the concept previews a production car, but these renderings suggest it will serve as a showcase for SAIC Motor's autonomous capabilities and next-gen EV technology.

The Cyberster is said to feature 5G connectivity technology and Level 3 autonomous driving features, but its electric powertrain remains undetailed. The production version of 2017's E-Motion sports coupé concept will use SAIC's twin-motor, four-wheel-drive powertrain - so some variation of this is likely. 

The idea of MG rebooting its historically successful two-seat roadster format has long been mooted. Back in 2014, Autocar learned that SAIC’s Shanghai design studio was developing options for a new sports car, but this was only at the investigative proposal stage. 

The E-Motion was powered by an in-house-developed electric powertrain that was claimed to give a 0-62mph time of less than 4.0sec and a range of more than 310 miles. 

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fleabane 22 March 2021

Looks like the wet dream of a space cadet at the CCP's propaganda unit.

bol 21 March 2021

Yes please. Happy with a real 200 mile range and 200bhp if you can keep it near a tonne please MG. 

Peter Cavellini 21 March 2021

The Lotus Elan sports car when it first came out weighed about 600kg, small 1600cc , I think, was enough to propel it along at great speed and with great handling, today's sports car is getting on for 1800- 2000kg ,yes, way faster, an amazing concept looks ( it won't get on the road like this), because of all the aero it'll be rubbish on UK Roads ( name me a hundred continuous bump less road) ,and with this kind of cars these days, it won't be on a PCP either, high figure at best, it's a shame, but it'll be toned way down for the road.

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